Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Ratings  |  Arcade
McCloskey: Breidis Prescott's Power Faded Before Six - Boxing News
BoxingScene Archive
 Boxing Articles
 Boxing Interviews
 Breaking News
 Boxing Press Releases
 Boxing Results
 World Boxing News
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
 Last update:  9/11/2011       Read more by Boxing Clever            &
McCloskey: Breidis Prescott's Power Faded Before Six
Mobile Version Share Click Here To Email   Search BoxingScene Database 

Paul McCloskey produced a strong comeback to beat Breidis Prescott on a unanimous points decision in the WBA light-welterweight title eliminator. Prescott dominated the early rounds in Belfast but Dungiven fighter McCloskey seized control as the Colombian tired. Two judges scored the fight 114-113 with the other going for 115-113.

Prescott, who knocked out Amir Khan inside one minute in 2008, had McCloskey taking a count in the first round for a knockdown although it appeared to be a push. McCloskey shuddered after taking a strong right in the sixth round but by now Prescott was beginning to tire.

"I'm happy with the way I won that fight," said McCloskey, who suffered a points defeat on cuts by Khan in a world title challenge in April. "I started off terrible - he was outjabbing me in the first couple of rounds and I just had to find a way around it.

"Early on he hit hard but from the fourth or fifth round the power seemed to dip and I felt that. "I'm a skilful fighter but I've got a big heart and I dug deep against world class opposition."

Tags: Breidis Prescott , Paul McCloskey , McCloskey vs Prescott , McCloskey-Prescott

 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

comment by Forza, on 09-11-2011
There needs to be a rematch it was clearly a draw

comment by daggum, on 09-11-2011
if it faded after the 6th why were you hurt by a counter hook in the 12th and even after the bell rang wobbled into the ropes trying to find your way to the corner?

comment by Hassan93k, on 09-11-2011
It was very clear that prescott was tiring around the 6th. After all thats what we expect from a bum

comment by Steward, on 09-11-2011
Yummmm. Doesn't he mean the judge's perception to proper score fights faded when it was agreed the fight would take place in his home country? A decade of adoring this sport and I see stuff like this still happens. This was the wrong decision. I've watched the fight twice since last night, no way...

comment by flint, on 09-11-2011
amir khan is the happiest man alive right now

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (5) 

 Top Headlines
 MMA Headlines
 Related Articles
  Klitschko in Disbelief: Never B...
  Lee-Saunders To Be Picked Up By...
  Vitali Klitschko Warns: Wladimi...
  Fury: He Avoided Me For 5 Years...
  Fury: Every Good Dog Has Its Da...
  Wladimir Klitschko: I Knew I Ne...
  Fury: Klitschko is Superman, Bu...
  Klitschko: The Only Person Who ...
  Hughie Fury Off Klitschko-Fury ...
  Errol Spence: Chris Algieri, Lu...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads



Cookie Policy - Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2003-2015 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved.